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Federal Aid Programs for the State of West Virginia Declaration

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 18:54

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's disaster declaration issued for the State of West Virginia.

Assistance for the State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

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President Declares Disaster for West Virginia

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 18:45

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of West Virginia to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe winter storm, flooding, landslides, and mudslides during the period of March 3-6, 2015. 

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President Declares Disaster for West Virginia

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 18:45

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of West Virginia to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe winter storm, flooding, landslides, and mudslides during the period of March 3-6, 2015. 

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2015 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Award Application Period Now Open

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 11:22


DENTON, Texas – Time is running out to apply for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) 2015 Individual and Community Preparedness Awards.

The awards highlight innovative local practices and achievements by recognizing individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions toward making their communities safer, stronger, better prepared and more resilient.

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2015 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Award Application Period Now Open

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 11:22


DENTON, Texas – Time is running out to apply for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) 2015 Individual and Community Preparedness Awards.

The awards highlight innovative local practices and achievements by recognizing individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions toward making their communities safer, stronger, better prepared and more resilient.

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FEMA Announces Notice of Funding Opportunity for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Emergency Management Performance Grant

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 15:35

WASHINGTON—Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate today announced the release of the FY 2015 Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) Program. The FY 2015 EMPG Program provides over $350 million to assist state, local, tribal, and territorial governments in preparing for all hazards, as authorized by the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act.

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of New Hampshire Declaration

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 15:31

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's disaster declaration issued for the State of New Hampshire.

Assistance for the State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

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President Declares Disaster for New Hampshire

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 15:20

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of New Hampshire to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe winter storm and snowstorm during the period of January 26-28, 2015. 

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FEMA Awards $921,790 Grant to the Village of Valley View and $224,670 Grant to Medina County

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 14:38

CHICAGO -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) funds in the amount of $921,790 to the village of Valley View, Ohio, and $224,670 to Medina County, Ohio, for the mitigation of flood prone residential structures.  The Medina County funding will be used to acquire and demolish one structure in the floodplain of the Rocky River.

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Flood Map Meeting to Take Place in Paulsboro on March 26, 2015

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 11:46

EATONTOWN, N.J.  – Gloucester County residents and property owners will be able ask questions and obtain information on their property’s flood hazard risk at an Open House scheduled to take place in Paulsboro on Thursday, March 26 at the Paulsboro Fire House, 1502 Swedesboro Ave. from 4 to 8 p.m.

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FEMA Awards $1,050,990 Grant to the Village of Glenwood

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 14:17

CHICAGO – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released $1,050,990 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds to the village of Glenwood, Ill., for the acquisition and demolition of nine residential structures in the Thorn Creek floodplain.  

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Flood Map Meeting to Take Place in Pennsauken Township on March 25, 2015

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 11:35

EATONTOWN, NJ  –  Camden County residents and property owners will be able ask questions and obtain information on their property’s flood hazard risk at an Open House scheduled to take place in Pennsauken Township on Wednesday, March 25 at the Camden County Boathouse , 7050 North Park Drive from 4 to 8 p.m.

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Texas Receives More Than $1.1 Million for Repairs Following the 2013 Halloween Flooding

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 11:07

DENTON, Texas – The state of Texas has received more than $1.1 million for repairs to roads and other facilities in the aftermath of the 2013 Halloween flooding.

Overflow from Onion Creek damaged Falwell Lane in Austin, washing away parts of the asphalt road, shoulders and slope embankments and other infrastructure at seven different locations.

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Louisiana Receives More Than $5.5 Million for Repairs Following Hurricane Isaac & 2013 Floods

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 17:07

DENTON, Texas – The state of Louisiana recently received more than $5.5 million for repairs and reimbursements following Hurricane Isaac in 2012 and the flooding of 2013.

Hurricane Isaac caused widespread damage across South Louisiana. The funding made possible by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Public Assistance program covers repairs to a number of facilities, as well as reimbursement for emergency operations in multiple parishes including:

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FEMA Awards $2,781,435 Grant to DuPage County

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 09:05

CHICAGO – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released $2,781,435 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds to DuPage County, Ill., for the acquisition and demolition of 13 residential structures in the Winfield Creek, Salt Creek and East Branch DuPage River floodplains. 

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FEMA Colorado Housing Mission Comes to a Close

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 18:18

DENVER – The FEMA temporary housing mission serving Colorado came to a close March 14, 2015.  In the aftermath of the 2013 Colorado flooding, FEMA brought in more than 50 manufactured homes to areas where a severe housing shortage was identified. In the past month, the final few remaining households have been moving out of the FEMA units.

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Union County Facing Probation from National Flood Insurance Program

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 12:47

DENVER – Union County, S.D., is scheduled to be placed on probationary status with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) on May 18, 2015, unless the county is able to address program deficiencies prior to that date, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which administers the program.

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Revised Preliminary Flood Maps in Morehouse Parish, Louisiana Ready for Public View

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 17:05

DENTON, Texas – Homeowners, renters and business owners in Morehouse Parish are encouraged to look over newly-revised preliminary flood maps in order to determine their flood risks and make informed decisions.

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FEMA, State Broadcasters and Emergency Managers to Conduct a Test in Four States of the Emergency Alert System

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 15:00

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with state and tribal emergency managers and state broadcasting associations, will conduct a test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee. The test will begin at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) and will last approximately one minute. 

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Know Your Risk, Take Action & Be a Force of Nature during Flood Safety Awareness Week

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 17:10

DENTON, Texas – Severe weather season is just around the corner, which brings with it the possibility of tornadoes and flooding.

Flooding is the most common natural disaster in the United States and can happen anywhere at any time. That’s why National Flood Safety Awareness Week, which runs from March 15-21, is the perfect time to know your risk, take action and be a force of nature.

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